The Toronto Carrying Place: A Shared Legacy
A special one-day event exploring the history of Toronto's most storied path!
Admission is FREE!
- Saturday, September 26th, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
- Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road, Etobicoke.
Learn the history of early Toronto and the Humber River, Toronto’s own Canadian National Heritage River! Join us for lively and engaging presentations on such topics as the Tkaronto or Humber Portage, the Iroquoian and Algonquian origins of the Toronto region, as well as First Nations’ encounters with Étienne Brûlé, Samuel de Champlain, and other Franco-European explorers and traders in 17th century Ontario.
Morning Program: 9:00a.m.-1p.m., Old Mill Inn, Brûlé Rooms A&B
- Annie Veilleux, Cultural Heritage Division Manager, ASI
- Christian Bode, President, La Société d’histoire de Toronto
- Prof. John Steckley, anthropologist/linguist, Humber College
- Christopher Moore, Governor-General’s Award-winning author and historian
- Prof. Carolyn Podruchny, historian, York University
With Special Guest:
- J’net AyAy Qwa Yak Sheelth, Indigenous Outreach and Learning Coordinator, Royal Ontario Museum
Afternoon Activities: 1:30-3:00p.m., Étienne Brûlé/King’s Mill Parks
NO pre-registration required — everyone welcome!
Join us in the afternoon for group led-tours along the Pan Am Path/Shared Path, leaving from the Old Mill Inn — Family friendly, everyone welcome! Come out and hear the stories of some of the Humber River’s earliest residents — as told by themselves! (Group-led tours meeting in the parking lot across from the Old Mill Inn at 1p.m.)
Featuring performances by:
The Toronto Carrying Place: A Shared Legacy, is FREE and open to all members of the public, with light refreshments provided free of charge. Morning programming begins in the Old Mill, Brûlé Rooms A&B, at 9:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m. Afternoon performances will begin at 1:30 p.m., with group-led tours meeting in the parking lot across from the Old Mill at 1p.m. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by registering here. (NO pre-registration is required for those wanting only to attend the afternoon program).
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Funding Partners for A Shared Legacy
- The City of Toronto
- The Toronto & Region Conservation Authority
- Etobicoke Historical Society
- King Township Historical Society
- West Toronto Junction Historical Society
- Swansea Historical Society
- York Pioneer and Historical Society
- Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel
- Etobicoke Services for Seniors